1934 Born in Gravesend, Kent
1950 Studied Music at The Royal College of Music, London
Studied Painting part-time at St Martin's School of Art
1956 Began exhibiting in London
Met Edward Seago from whom he received on-going training and encouragement
Moved to Norfolk
First one man exhibition at Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1970 First exhibited at Mandells Gallery, Norfolk.
1974 Bought sea-going Thames Spritsail Barge Raybel (and subsequently gained Master's Certificate in order to study sea, weather and traditional sail in action)
1984 First one-man show in Australia (Victoria Art Society, Melbourne)
1995 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
Ian Houston in Hong Kong, Museum Annex, Hong Kong, organised by Portland Gallery
1996 Ian Houston in Scotland, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, organised by Portland Gallery
1997 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
1999 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
2000 Ian Houston, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, organised by Portland Gallery
2001 Ian Houston: Coast and Sea, Portland Gallery, London
2004 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
2005 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
2006 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
2008 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London
2010 Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London


Private and Corporate Collections Include:

HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Barclays Bank plc
Batey Burn, Hong Kong
Cater Allen Holdings plc
Mercury Asset Management
Norwich Union
Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd
The Australian Government
The State Bank of South Australia
The Usher Gallery, Lincoln
Windsor and Newton

Ian Houston's paintings have been exhibited in the UK since 1956 and worldwide since 1970. His next exhibition with Portland Gallery will be in March 2011.